Choose France Tour 2020

Choose France Tour kicks off with leading French Higher Education institutions in 5 Indian cities.

To promote higher education in France among Indian students, Campus France India and the French Institute in India are pleased to bring Indian students face-to-face with 100 leading French institutes and universities in five metropolitan cities in India: Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Delhi. All institutions coming for the Choose France tour are accredited by the French government and are part of the Campus France Forum.

Registration is free and all are welcome:

  • Free one-to-one counselling sessions with the institutions and universities on their graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes.
  • Information on visas, scholarships and student benefits extended to all students.
  • Meeting with alumni who will help students understand what it is like to study and live in France, and come back to India with a French degree.
  • On the spot French classes, meet representatives from Alliance Française and get information on French classes etc.
  • A campus France corner where you can get details about Visa, scholarships, student benefits and everything related to studies in France.

Students can register at:

DATE Thursday,13th Feb Saturday, 15th Feb Tuesday, 18th Feb Thursday, 20th Feb Saturday, 22nd Feb
TIME 1 to 7 p.m. 12 to 6 p.m. 1 to 7 p.m. 1 to 7 p.m. 12 to 6 p.m.
VENUE Hyatt Regency Chennai Vivanta by Taj, Hyderabad Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre Hyatt Ahmedabad Taj Mahal Hotel

More about the Choose France Tour
As the flagship of the French Institute in India India’s endeavour towards fostering education partnerships between France and India, the event will include networking lunches for the French representatives to build or strengthen partnerships with Indian institutions in 5 cities.

Job Fair
In Delhi, simultaneously to the Choose France Tour, the French Institute in India is organising the fourth edition of the Job fair. It will take place on Saturday, 22 February 2020 at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. It is an exclusive service for talented individuals who went to study or work in France.

Focus Art
Within the framework of the Choose France Tour, the French Institute in India is organising two special forums, in Chennai and in Ahmedabad, on artistic training. Indian students will get the opportunity to meet representatives of French universities and schools specialising in music, visual arts, design, fashion, urban planning and architecture.

France and India: The Higher Education Partnership
Welcoming the tour, the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain, said, “Having reached our aim to welcome 10 000 Indian students annually in France, we are now looking forward to doubling this number by 2025. India is a major strategic partner for France and we consider student mobility to be essential for greater exchanges between our two countries. We are committed to keeping our doors wide open to Indian students and providing them with the best educational opportunities. With the Choose France Tour, the increase in scholarships and our attractive visa policy, we are helping students choose the right academic path in France that can enhance their career prospects and help them achieve their goals.”

The political commitment at the highest levels between both countries paved the way for inking an agreement for the mutual recognition of academic qualifications between France and India, the first such agreement that India has entered into.

Our partners
Air France, HDFC Credila and Niyo Global Cards are our mobility partners for the tour.

Over 10 000 Indian students in France this year
Offering top quality education and scientific facilities, France ranks third globally among countries welcoming the highest number of foreign students. 10 000 Indian students are choosing to pursue higher education in France this year, mostly via the English medium. The aim set by the French government is to double this figure by 2025.

As this number increases rapidly, the French Embassy in India is committed to encouraging this positive trend with supporting initiatives. The Embassy has developed a highly attractive visa policy for Indian students, which includes eligibility for a 2-year post-graduation employment visa in France.

Furthermore, all Indian alumni who hold a Master’s or any post-graduate degree recognised by the French State from French institutes, are eligible for 5-year short-stay visas. Indian alumni with French degrees enjoy many career opportunities in India as well, considering that over 550 French companies, employing more than 350 000 people, have operations in India.

The French Government currently invests 1 million euros (7 crores rupees) in over 500 scholarships for Indian students every year. In order to double this figure, the French Embassy established the Franco-Indian Education Trust in 2017.

About IFI

The French Institute in India / IFI (Institut français India) is the Education, Science and Culture service of the Embassy of France in India. It facilitates academic and scientific exchanges between higher institutes of learning and research, enables student mobility, promotes the French language, and fosters artistic and cultural partnerships. Cooperation between India and France takes place through a number of sectors: Arts & Culture, Books & Ideas, French Language & Education, Study in France programme, Academic Partnerships, Science & Technology, as well as Innovation and Multimedia.

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About Campus France

Campus France is a government agency providing services to students who wish to pursue their higher studies in France. Campus France India is part of the French Institute in India. Through 13 offices across India, in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune, it serves as an information resource for students in planning every stage of their stay in France. It helps them define their study plans, choose and apply to programmes, and assists them in the visa application process.

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About Air France

Air France operates direct flights to Paris from 3 Indian cities - Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru, with daily operations from Mumbai & Bengaluru all year round and 5 weekly departures ex Delhi in Summer and daily operations in Winter.

With the extensive regional network together with partner KLM, customers enjoy convenient connections to 25 cities within France.

The revamped Paris Charles de Gaulle airport provides for the ease and convenience of customers and provides faster connections within France. The website is a one stop solution for all travel needs.


HDFC Credila, an HDFC Ltd. Company, is India’s First Dedicated Education Loan Company. HDFC Credila Financial Services pioneered the concept of specialist Education Loan lender and became India’s First Dedicated Education Loan Company. HDFC Credila’s brand purpose is to contribute towards Transforming Lives and Building the Nation!

With specialized focus, in-depth understanding of the requirements of students who wish to pursue higher education, HDFC Credila offers Customized Education Loans Home Delivered! With growing costs of education, the expenditure on children’s education is one of the highest components of expenditure by an average Indian household. Over the past seven years, HDFC Credila has invested time and resources to set up appropriate systems, processes and know-how related to the education industry and has numerous databases on education sector and their credit scoring model for the approvals of loans, designed specifically for student loans.

About NiYO

Niyo Solutions Inc. is a Bengaluru based Fintech startup that operates at the intersection of financial services, technology & human resources by providing digital payment solutions to our customers. Founded by banking veteran Vinay Bagri and technology veteran Virender Bisht, the company has grown into a 700+ employee-strong organization headquartered in Bangalore. In a span of three years, NiYO has managed to churn out various innovative technology solutions in the digital banking space. Currently, with over 1 million customers and 5000+ corporate relationships, NiYO is growing to be the truly trusted digital banking platform across India. Backed by high-profile venture capital firms, NiYO raised a total of $48.5 million with a recent $35 million in Series-B funding. NiYO operates out of corporate offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, and has sales presence in more than 20 states and union territories.

Last modified on 28/02/2020

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